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Álvaro Arzú, Ex-President of Guatemala, Dies at 72

Álvaro Arzú, Ex-President of Guatemala, Dies at 72

President Álvaro Arzú, left, at a meeting of the permanent council of the Organization of American States in Washington in 1999. He sat next to Miguel Angel Rodriguez, who was president of Costa Rica at the time.

The World Bank Is Remaking Itself as a Creature of Wall Street

The World Bank Is Remaking Itself as a Creature of Wall Street

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank. “One of the most difficult things to do in a large bureaucracy is to change incentives,” he said.

A Partial Win for Prosecutors Who Targeted Fraternity After Student’s Death

A Partial Win for Prosecutors Who Targeted Fraternity After Student’s Death

Chun Hsien Deng, an 18-year-old freshman at Baruch College who went by Michael, was fatally injured in 2013 during a hazing ritual performed by members of the Pi Delta Psi at this home in the Poconos in Pennsylvania.

Uber Hit With Cap as New York City Takes Lead in Crackdown

Uber Hit With Cap as New York City Takes Lead in Crackdown

Drivers of for-hire vehicles on Wednesday demonstrated in support of a cap on ride-hail vehicles outside City Hall.

Summary Box: Durable goods outside of planes rise

Summary Box: Durable goods outside of planes rise

DURABLE GOODS: Orders to U.S. factories excluding aircraft rose 0.5 percent in December after 4.5 percent November gain.

Tale of North Korean Waitresses Who Fled to South Takes Dark Turn

Tale of North Korean Waitresses Who Fled to South Takes Dark Turn

A North Korean-run restaurant in Beijing in 2016. That same year, South Korea said 12 North Korean waitresses had defected from a similar restaurant in China, but many details of the journey remained a mystery.


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